Oversee the accounting and reporting activities of the organization's Americas Region. Responsibilities include consolidation and analysis of the regional balance sheet, coordination with regional accounting, business finance, and shared services organizations, and ensuring timeliness, completeness and accuracy associated with regional general ledger activities. The ideal candidate is a proven leader that has a strong public accounting background, experience with a large global matrix organization, and the ability to lead and develop a high-performing team.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Oversees the accounting and reporting activities of the Americas Region which includes coordinating with Accounting and Business Finance teams throughout the region.
Leads the preparation of the regional balance sheet and associated analysis by business segment.
Responsible for regional aggregation and review of key global financial reporting deliverables.
Ensures proper support (including implementation and/or training) related to technical accounting and global accounting policy matters for the region.
Oversees the monitoring and review of account reconciliations to ensure accuracy and consistency within the region.
Arranges for and acts as primary/secondary contact with the organization's internal and external
auditors on accounting matters.
Responsible for the development and performance management of team members.
Manages teams' projects and deliverables to ensure work accuracy and departmental deadlines
Monitoring of applicable activities performed in the shared services organization.
Provides formal supervision to individual employees within single functional or operational area. Approves subordinate's recommendations for staff recruitment, selection, promotion, advancement, corrective action and termination. Effectively recommends same for direct reports to next level management for review and approval. Plans and monitors appropriate staffing levels and utilization of labor, including overtime. Prepares and delivers performance appraisal for staff. Mentors and coaches team members to further develop competencies. Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from a four-year college or university in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration. Requires a minimum of ten years related experience to include at least three years in a lead or supervisory capacity. Must also have public accounting or relevant experience and work with global companies with international operations. CPA a plus.
CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES
CPA or MBA (graduate degree) preferred, but not required (depending on experience).
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous information to top management. Highly developed written, oral, and presentation skills. Proven ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and interact effectively with top management, employees, representatives of federal and state governments, and external auditors. Ability to collect, analyze, and summarize data and prepare clear, concise financial reports. Must have ability to convey complex financial issues to nonfinancial users.
Broad, in-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP),
Financial Accounting Standards (FASB), theories, & practices. Demonstrated experience & knowledge of financial issues & economic impact beyond technical knowledge. Requires in-depth knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to analyze the most complex business/financial data and develop innovative solutions. Ability to forecast and prepare budgets. Conducts financial/business analysis including the preparation of reports. Advanced understanding of accounting and bookkeeping concepts. Develops and administers accounting practices to ensure optimum client satisfaction while guaranteeing CBRE financial interests are protected.
Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex financial information and transactions and accounting principles. Ability to independently research complex accounting transactions/issues. Ability to problem-solve, both independently and working as a team. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills. Draws upon the analysis of others and makes recommendations that have a direct impact on the company.
OTHER SKILLS and/or ABILITIES
Strong computer skills, including specific knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.).
Broad experience with large financial systems such as Oracle, PeopleSoft, Hyperion, etc. is desired. Knowledge of real estate service industry and terminology is helpful.
External and internal audit/SOX compliance.
Overall understanding and experience in application of GAAP and SEC financial reporting requirements including financial statements and financial statement footnotes.
Self-motivated, strong work ethic and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
Strong analytical and problem resolution skills, including the ability to research and simplify complex situations.
Ability to interface with all levels of the organization to collect information and drive resolution.
Must be detail-oriented, have a proactive approach and the ability to work with cross-functional teams.
Must be able to effectively manage and prioritize critical deadlines.
Ability to work in a team environment.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to department.
CBRE is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.
NOTE: An additional requirement for this role is the ability to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing.
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